The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our diversity and inclusion mission is to attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce comprised of talented individuals who are committed to protecting and preserving the architecturally and historically significant buildings and sites that define New York City.

LPC employees can expect to work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive workforce where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected and make an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world. To help build an inclusive workplace culture, LPC facilitates internal programs to foster pride in our work and staff.

Staff Enrichment Meetings

The Staff Enrichment Meeting series is for LPC staff members to gather, share their work, and discuss issues that are important to our work and workplace. Our goal is to create open lines of communication in the agency, across departments and between supervisors and staff, so that everyone can learn what others are doing and have an opportunity to share their work, and that we create a work environment where people feel supported, connected and comfortable discussing even difficult issues.

Employee Working Groups (EWG)

The EWGs are voluntary, employee-led groups to exchange ideas and make recommendations to agency leadership on different topics that affect preservation. We currently have EWGs for Increasing Diversity in Historic Preservation, Culturally Sensitive Language, and Regulatory Practices in Historically Under-Resourced Neighborhoods.

Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

The ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups to raise awareness of issues affecting people of a particular demographic or a shared concern. We currently have ERGs for Employees of Color and New Parents.

Job Openings

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Full-Time Jobs

There are currently no full-time positions.

Part-Time Jobs

There are currently no part-time positions. 


2024 Adolf Placzek Fellowship

Landmarks Preservationist Civil Service Exam

Trained preservationists with at least one year of work experience in preservation or architectural research and a master’s degree in historic preservation or closely related field are eligible to take the City of New York’s Landmarks Preservationist civil service exam. Landmarks Preservationist civil service exams are generally administered once every four years and those who pass will be placed on a list of eligible candidates from which future positions will be filled. Once established, the eligible list will last for four years or until all qualified candidates have been considered for open positions.
The filing period for civil service examination Landmarks Preservationist, Exam 4121 has closed. 

The following resources are available for those interested in learning more about the examination. Please email steyang@lpc.nyc.gov with any additional questions.

  • A previously-recorded information session describing the work done by Landmarks Preservationists (as well as tips on how to apply for the examination) can be viewed here: Introduction to the Landmarks Preservationist Civil Service Exam
  • More information on LPC department teams and job descriptions can be found here.
  • More information on the most recent examination can be found here: Notice of Examination
  • Learn about how to search for upcoming Landmarks Preservationist exams here.